Updated: December 13, 2020 9:04:50 pm
The Delhi High Court has requested Google and Facebook’s response to a petition filed by the Gujarat Milk Marketing Cooperative Federation (GCMMF) Limited, which sells milk and dairy products under the Amul trademark, seeking the removal of certain videos. who claim they are cruel to cows.
In issuing a notice to the two social media platforms and the person who uploaded the videos and seeking their responses to the GCMMF lawsuit, Judge Mukta Gupta refrained from approving any interim order ordering the removal of the videos, titled “Won Unholy from India: Exposing Cruelty in the Indian Dairy Industry, ”from YouTube and Facebook.
The court asked the person who uploaded the video to indicate in their response how the GCMMF or its members were indulging in cruelty to cows and why Amul’s pet was used in the video.
With the order, the court put the matter at a hearing on January 15, 2021.
The GCMMF, in its lawsuit, has sought the removal of the YouTube and Facebook videos, claiming that the person who uploaded them is targeting them.
The lawsuit has claimed that the videos uploaded by defendant Nitin Jain “were slanderous and disparaged and denigrated the Amul trademark and trademark.”
Jain’s lawyers, lead attorney Raj Panjwani and advocates Supriya Juneja and Priyanka Bangari, told the court that their client was not using the Amul trademark for commercial purposes.
Taking note of the defendant’s position and the fact that the videos have been in the public domain since 2018, the court said it was not approving any interim injunction and was giving Jain an opportunity to present his response.
“Along with the answering affidavit, defendant 1 (Jain) will also indicate whether he derives any benefit from the uploaded videos and, if so, the statement of the accounts,” the court said.
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